The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland
(4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Admire The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a sanctuary spanning several floors with a rock cave carved into the base of a cliff. A life-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pi├Ęta sits as a centerpiece in the cave's shrine. Set amidst 25 ha (62 ac) of botanical gardens, the tranquility of the 34 m (110 ft) grotto serves as a place for reflection away from downtown Portland. Visit the large meditation hall that occupies the main chamber, and enjoy impressive views from the cliff top overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Wander through well-groomed parks home to several chapels and statues. You can also explore hundreds of trails through nearby forests. Put The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother into our Portland holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Portland.
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  • We were lucky enough to visit during Christmas and visited when the light show was open. The had an amazing gift shop, a waffle stand and some hot drinks for the weather at a good price. 
  • Great place the chapel has a wonderful view, nice areas to just take a breath and relax. The Christmas lights are wonderful and is is a nice place to just be. 
  • I am not Catholic but my friend who was traveling with me is. She had learned about this place and asked that we make it a part of our trip itinerary. She had lost her mother two years ago to the day ...  more »